Crop Protection

Crown gall – a growing concern in vineyards

The past two winters have ramped up concerns about crown gall in Pennsylvania and other parts of the Northeast. Wine grape growers are discovering, many for the first time, the horrors of this disease and... more »

Marrone Bio launches new REGALIA biofungicide

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. announced the launch and commercial availability of a new formulation of its REGALIA Biofungicide. REGALIA is a biofungicide for conventional and organic production that prevents and fights disease by triggering treated... more »

Summit on apple scab, fire blight management set for March 14

Red Tomato and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host a summit on the advances and international practices in the management of apple scab and fire blight. The summit will take place on March 14... more »

Dale-Ila Riggs tackles tiny pest, earns Excellence in IPM award

The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYS IPM) at Cornell University has awarded Dale-Ila Riggs, president of the New York Berry Growers Association, an Excellence in IPM award. Riggs was awarded for her leadership... more »

Stop BMSB releases video series on pest management

Stop BMSB, a university-led research project, has released a new video series on the integrated pest management of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). The videos provide research updates on the monitoring, trapping, management, and biological control... more »

UC to host workshops on IPM, EPA cancellation of chlorpyrifos

The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) will host a series of workshops from Jan. 7 through Feb. 5 on new pesticide regulations and integrated pest management (IPM) decision-making. A critical... more »

Wilbur-Ellis announces new microbial products

Wilbur-Ellis recently announced the launch of its NUTRIO line of microbial products. The new line of biochemistry products aids in soil nutrition, aiming to improve plant health and yield potential, said a company press release.... more »

Desikote among approved coatings for strawberries

The Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District recently approved the use of polymer coating agents for a pilot project to protect crops during a freeze event. According to a news release, the... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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